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How to Erase Photos from iPhone?

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Tata Davis

January 4, 2017 (Updated: December 13, 2017锛

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There are so many reasons why you may need to erase photos from iPhone. If not for any other thing, your iPhone storage space starts getting filled out and begin to slow down your iPhone speed causing it to become sluggish. In this case, you may just have to erase photos to make things better. Deleting photos from your device is easy and in this article, we shall explore the various options.

How to Deleting Individual Photo from iPhone

This involves deleting them one by one. The following are the steps:

Step 1. launch photo application.
Step 2. Tap each photo you want to delete.
Step 3. Tap trash icon.
Step 4. Tap 鈥淒elete Photo鈥 and your photos will be deleted from your iPhone.

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How to Delete Multiple Photos from iPhone

Instead of deleting photos individually, you can delete them at once. The following are the steps involved:

Step 1. Launch Photos app.
Step 2. Tap on the 鈥淧hotos鈥 app.
Step 3. Go to Moments and tap 鈥淪elect鈥 button to select all photos in the Moment.
Step 4. Then tap on 鈥淭rash鈥 icon at the bottom right to delete from your photo library.

Note that it is important to clear your recently deleted folder else you will have to wait for 30 days for the photos to get off your iPhone.

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Is Simple Deletion Enough for Erasing Photos from iPhone?

The answer to the question above is NO. Simple deletion is really not enough because it does not permanently erase these photos from your iPhone and the implication is that it can always be retrieved with data recovery tools. This is not good for your privacy and document security.

How to Preview and Selectively Delete Photos on iPhone Quiackly

In order to permanently erase your photos from your device to satisfy your privacy protection and security requirements, it is recommended that you use iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac, which allows you to preview all your photos and selectively erase iPhone photos in batch.

iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Eraser

Umate Pro iphone data eraser

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Key Features:

  • Keep you safe from data thieves while protecting your privacy. With it, you can erase current private photos, erase already deleted photos, erase Whatsapp photos and photos that are attached to SMS.
  • Capable of compressing photos to increase your storage space so that your device can run smoothly.
  • You can also use it to export photos to your computer to back them up before deleting them on your device.
  • Capable of erasing Whatsapp messages, contacts, call history, messages, photo, video, notes among others.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 11 and receive lots of positive reviews from,,, etc.

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Using the Umate Pro is very easy and requires just some few steps as seen below:

Step 1. Run the program on your PC and connect your iPhone device to it.

Step 2. Go to the 鈥淓rase Private Data鈥 tab or 鈥淓rase Deleted Files鈥 tab and scan your iPhone.

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Step 3. Preview and select the photos to erase and click on the 鈥淓rase Now鈥 button, then your photos will be erased from your device completely.

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If you just want to delete iPhone photos to get more free storage, then you can do it by using the 鈥淏ackup & Compress鈥 or 鈥淏ackup and Delete鈥 option of 鈥1-Click Free Up Space鈥 tab. This will ensure that your original photos are transferred from iPhone to the computer before you delete or compress iPhone photos thereby safeguarding your original photos should in case you intend using them in future.

How to Completely Delete Preciously Deleted Photos

Some photos were deleted before. If you are worried about they may be recovered, you can use the Erase Deleted Files function on iMyFone iPhone Eraser to make the deleted files really 鈥渄eleted鈥 with no chance of recovery.

Erasing iPhone photos through Erase Private Data and Erase Deleted Files together can make sure the all the photos once appear on the iPhone cannot be recovered even with the latest recovery tool.

The steps to erase the preciously deleted photos on iMyFone iPhone Eraser are familiar as to erase the existing photos.

Step 1. is the same as the one when erasing the existing photos.

Step 2. Go to Erase Deleted Files mode, hit Scan button. When it finishes, it will show details about preciously deleted data on your iPhone.

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Step 3. is the same as the one in last part.

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